Friday, March 20, 2009

Gary Hart

On the eve of the 6th Anniversary of this Day which will live in Infamy, it's instructive to remember that there was a grip of Blue-Dog Democrats who voted to support Bush's unprovoked invasion and occupation of Iraq. These may have been the same who were caught on the short end of history on the Gulf War Resolution of the previous decade. Whatever the case, they surrendered their judgment to the injudicious George W. Bush.

One of those courageous Democrats who kept his mind when many around him were losing theirs was Senator Gary Hart.He was not alone. A majority of congressional Democrats opposed the invasion.


  1. It wasn't just the blue-dogs, Vig, who surrendered to Bush. It was also guys like Biden, Kerry, and Edwards. And, yes, it was pure ass-covering for their having missed the boat back in '91. Pretty pathetic, if you ask me.

  2. I always liked Hart. He always seemed to think things through before he acted. And he could communicate as effectively as Bill Clinton, I think.

  3. LOL For a minute I thought that MacDaddy was talking about me. Yes, that Hart was good, too.